Session Swing | Trinity Brewing Company

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Session SwingSession Swing

Brewed by:
Trinity Brewing Company
Colorado, United States

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.10%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
Our Swingline Recipe brewed free of any wild microbes and fermented only on stainless steel fermenting vessels and dry hopped.

Added by Patric_Lawrence on 02-22-2014

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Reviews: 8 | Ratings: 47
Photo of ricke49
3.96/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Nice full, long lasting head. Quite a bit of flavor for only 4.1 abv. Moderate hop and just a bit of funk present (first session IPA I've ever had that was a bit pleasantly funky). Must be the judicious use of "tangerine zest and natural flavors". I like this one.

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Photo of AngryDutchman
3.8/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Highly carbonated but presents tight little bubbles of white co2. Needs to be a slow pour but fun to watch it clear out. Nice foamy head that clings tight to the glass.color is a nice orange-to-maize. Lots to appreciate from a visual perspective.

Smell is citrus, not hoppy/grassy at all. Dense layer of foam above the persistent bubbles. Does not suggest IPA at all so the emphasis on "session" may mean this is a historically true interpretation and not the modern over-hopped variety.
Taste is surprisingly full flavored and complex to the point that it felt like there was some roasted grain that I'm sure isn't there at all. Topped up with more from the bottle and the head/bubble are still there in the second pour. Very lively indeed. This tastes to me like an IPA did back 30years ago before the hopheads took over.
Overall I think it's alright but by present day terms is probably more a pale ale than an IPA and doesn't really hit either category correctly.there's a syrupy aftertaste that throws it out of balance, especially if they're trying to call it an IPA. Glad I tried it and there are interesting things going on here but I think I'd just call it an American Session Ale and leave it at that.

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Photo of Axnjxn
3.66/5  rDev -4.9%

375ml bottle -> snifter

orange color with a big foamy head. smell is awesome with aromas of fresh gala apples and awesome citrus notes. taste though disappoints...very bitter and dry and loses just about all the fruitiness that the nose promises. finishes "off". its okay but not what i expected and not like the other terrific swinglines. flavor just could not deliver here.

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Photo of nmann08
3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

From a bottle, pours a slightly hazed gold, very active carbonation, lots of bubbles. It leaves a very airy white head that laces the glass until the last drop.

The nose is tangerine, citrus rinds, a little pine, sweet malt, and bread. The flavor is less citrus than the nose implies. It is much more dry, earthy notes, faint tangerine and orange peel. I get a very metallic aftertaste that is kind of hurting the overall tropical fruit feel of the beer. This is good, but honestly, at the price point, not good enough for me to buy it again.

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Photo of cbutova
3.88/5  rDev +0.8%

Bottle brought back from CO personally. Full notes taken at time of review.

A- Pours to a wine glass with a fairly murky deep golden body. A white head forms up to several fingers with a thick foamy consistency. Good head retention as a huge puffy island and ring leave sheets of lace.

S- Spicy dryness that reminds me of Brett but thats not supposed to be in here but like a funky Saison nonetheless. Stone fruits and obviously tangerine peel are big with some bread and pineapple. Citrus zest hops. More yeast than hop character for me.

T- The general balance of the beer follows the nose with a dry, earthy and spicy funky Saison feel. A large dose of citrus zest like tangerine, orange and lemon with apricot, pineapple and a general stone fruity feel.

MF- Dried out light body with a fizzy and foamy texture. Carbonation level is high and it matches the flavors with a medium bitterness lingering in the finish.

Yeasty driven Session brew with plenty of citrus and stone fruit to compliment it. Trinity either has a very funky house yeast or some Brett is in play.

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Photo of AlCaponeJunior
4.18/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Monstrous appearance, with a huge off-white head that hardly went away sitting on top of an orange, cloudly, almost turbid beer, leaving gobs of sticky lacing.

Aroma and flavor are again pretty monstrous, hoppy as hell, tons of citrus, dominatingly so, with fruity notes, and a great malty base.

Body is thick and chewy with plenty of carbonation, amazingly drinkable despite being monstrously hoppy.

One of the best session IPAs I've had, an absolute must try for trinity.

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Photo of StonedTrippin
4.25/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

been waiting awhile for this, finally landed. little bottles, and affordable for trinity, how cool! a session ipa with tangerine, its really tasty stuff. hazy and orangey in color, looks like the regular swingline. super heady too, rich frothy and lasting khaki colored tiny bubbled head. nose is citrusy hops. i can't get tangerine specifically, but i can definitely get the fruit working with the hops, similar esters and acids, very cool fusion there. medium malt body, flavor without the weight, as a good session ipa should be. the fruit adds a lot here, as much acidity as flavor, and its most prominent in the finish. carbonation is through the roof, which makes it nice and summery with the lower alcohol. there is some hop bitterness after the swallow, but its minimal and flavorful too. this is real well done by trinity, but i think i prefer the berthed funky version, it just adds a new wrinkle and takes hoppy beer to a new place. this is a cool experiment though, and i look forward to the others in the series with much anticipation. hopefully these price points remain!

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Photo of Patric_Lawrence
4.74/5  rDev +23.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

A- cloudy orange hues, appears to be unfiltered
S- citrus, tangerine, a little pine
T- juicy citrus notes, hop forward with a nice malt backbone
M- low to med bodied, guessing carbonation around 2-2.5 vol's, finishes dry

One of the better IPA's I've tasted, they carbonated this just right which really made the hops pop, I loved the amount of malt on this beer, I could drink it all day. I think that was their goal. I'm impressed to see this quality of IPA from the Saison Man. Nice work.

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Session Swing from Trinity Brewing Company
3.85 out of 5 based on 47 ratings.
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